Podcast topics follow trends and every month, we take a closer look at the latest buzz. The hot topic at the moment? The foodcast: as you might have guessed, podcasts about food. What are they? What are their networks? Get ready for an overview of these podcasts that’ll make your mouth water.
Hearing is not really the first thing that we associate with cooking and its practice. However, as of the start of this year, audio content from major suppliers appears to be popping up all over the place, that’s right, podcasts that deal with food.
Why is it cool?
Food is life. Everyone knows that so, talking about cooking is both a broad and universal subject that can be discussed for hours (try talking about Hawaiian pizza with friends). In addition to having tons of themes at your fingertips (cocktails, family recipes, sushi, etc.), food podcasts offer the opportunity to create an entirely separate concept: recording in a supermarket while doing the weekly shop, talking to sellers in the markets or keeping warm and toasty in front of the stove, there are plenty of ideas to surprise listeners.
How to record my cooking podcast
Remember to capture the atmosphere around you in order to highlight the best of sounds such as meat sizzling on the grill or onions being speedily sliced. To do so, make sure that your arm yourself with an ambient microphone.
Decided to test out a couple of restaurants? Think about equipping yourself with portable equipment.
Bon appétit, baby!
Here’s a selection of podcasts to tickle your taste buds as well as your eardrums:
The Racist Sandwich: Through diverse topics and interviews with people of color in the food industry, Soleil Ho and journalist/home cook Zahir Janmohamed finally provide us with a much needed perspective on food culture! Thought-provoking and incredibly entertaining, you won’t be disappointed.
When?: Once a week, there’s no excuse not to listen.
Spilled Milk: A comedy show about food hosted by the very funny Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton. In each episode, the charming duo cover a different food-related topic while sharing their personal stories. From reviews of Handheld Meat Pies to Breath Mints, they’ll have you laughing out loud.
How long?: Their more recent episodes last around thirty minutes, enough time to prep yourself a burger.
Meat + Three: A new 15-minute weekly food news roundup structured around the concept of a Southern meat-and-three meal. Great for exploring the latest food trends, the societal and economic impact of food and much more. With rotating contributors,
When?: During your daily commute to discover the best way to make a BLT.
The Sporkful: In their own words, The Sporkful isn’t for foodies, it’s for eaters. Ever wondered how you read a taco or what you can learn from listening to your food? Then this is the podcast for you. Each episode, Dan Pashman and a special guest take a look at those strange food thoughts that you’ve always had.
Why?: Dan Pashman’s laugh is infectious.
The Kitchen Is On Fire: Every week, food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy present their contribution of food-related balderdash which takes a look at the complex and baffling world of gastronomy today. A witty and down to earth podcast with a good dose of spontaneity.
When?: After a hard day’s work with a beer in hand.